Individuals blocked roads, pelted stones in Jehanabad district, after a person arrested in liquor commerce died in judicial custody in Aurangabad
A feminine constable died after being run over by a automobile in Jehanabad whereas attempting to quell a mob which in protest towards a custodial loss of life indulged in heavy stone-pelting and fired gunshots, leaving many police personnel injured.
The busy Jehanabad-Arwal freeway remained jammed for hours on account of the difficulty that erupted in Parasbigha police station space of the district, mentioned Sub Divisional Police Officer, Jehanabad, Ashok Kumar Pandey.
“The mob was livid over the loss of life of 1 Govind Manjhi who was arrested a while again for participating in liquor commerce. He had been remanded to judicial custody and lodged at a jail within the adjoining Aurangabad district, he mentioned.
Bihar | Individuals blocked highway, pelted stones in Jehanabad district after man accused in liquor case died after he was despatched to judicial custody in Aurangabad. Lady constable killed after she was run over by a automobile whereas saving herself from mob. 4-5 individuals held: SDPO Ashok Pandey pic.twitter.com/YXTkTseeJV
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Notably, sale and consumption of liquor is totally banned in Bihar the place the Nitish Kumar authorities had introduced in a stringent prohibition regulation six years in the past.
“Manjhi died on the jail on Friday. Because the information reached right here, residents of his village squatted on the freeway blaming the loss of life on bodily torture. When a police celebration tried to assuage them, they took recourse to violence”, mentioned Pandey.
The SDPO mentioned the constable, Kanti Devi, “was hit by a automobile whereas she was engaged within the operation and she or he succumbed to accidents whereas being rushed to a hospital”.
“The agitators indulged in heavy stone-pelting and fired a couple of photographs from unlicensed firearms. A number of police personnel have obtained grievous accidents. We’ve arrested 5 individuals on this connection. A heavy deployment of police is in place to maintain the scenario beneath management”. mentioned Pandey.
With inputs from PTI
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